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Category: Regulations And Standards

Understanding EN 388:2016 - Protective Gloves Against Mechanical Risks

22 Jan 2019

Hands are vulnerable to a multitude of hazards in the workplace, including a number of mechanical risks. This is why it’s important to identify and provide the most appropriate safety gloves for the specific task.

Understanding EN ISO 20345 - Safety Footwear (formerly EN345)

19 Dec 2018

Protecting feet against hazards in the workplace is key. The footwear you choose for your employees should meet legal standards, be appropriate for the task, the individual, and the environment in which they are working. It must also be used and cared for correctly by those who are wearing them.

Understanding EN ISO 20471 - High Visibility Clothing (formerly EN471)

13 Nov 2018

Hi-vis workwear is crucial in industries where a significant proportion of work occurs near traffic, cranes or other motorised vehicles, as well as work at night. Hi-vis plays an important role in the safety of workers, so all hi-vis vests, trousers, jackets and polo shirts must have EN ISO 20471 certification.

Understanding EN343 - Waterproof & Breathable Protective Clothing

19 Jun 2018
When it comes to facing the elements, it’s important that workers have the right level of protection. We’ve put together a complete guide to the EN 343 standard for waterproof and breathable clothing. This explains the requirements and testing methods for workwear and PPE that has been designed for foul weather working conditions.